Tim Fuller wins DIRT Super Series at Tony Stewart’s racetrack in Ohio, Tuesday. This win was his second big-block modified victory at the historic half-mile oval in Rossburg, Ohio since 2006.
The DIRT Super Series made its first tour to Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway since 2006. Veteran Fuller took the lead on the 56th lap and went to the win in the 100-lap feature for big-block modifieds at Rossburg, Ohio.
‘I’m real happy,” Fuller said. “We won the last modified race here in 2006 and then Tony Stewart buys it and I get to win it. It’s really good – it’s a very special place.”
“I knew it was going to make the start of the raceway better after I drew 12th. It actually opened up the racing and it made it where there was a bottom, middle, and a top. You could float all over this place. It was really a lot of fun.”
Larry Wight was the fast frontrunner in time trials and a huge field of 58 modifieds was on hand. The Phoenix driver commanded a much-needed lead in the first half of the feature, but he got involved in a tangle with Jimmy Horton and he loosed his chance in winning the race in the 56th lap.
Series point leader Matt Sheppard finished at rank sixteenth after having two flat tires that made him slow in the race.
Here are the Top 10 finishers in this DIRT Super Series in Ohio:
- Tim Fuller
- Dave Blaney
- Jimmy Horton
- Gary Tompkins
- Billy Decker
- Matt Williamson
- Brett Hearn
- Frank Cozze
- Bobby Varin
- Pat Ward
Following DIRT preliminaries and NASCAR truck practice, the track had to be fixed and cleaned and the DIRT feature didn’t start until midnight. Wednesday at Eldora, the trucks have their main event, while the DIRT mods are in action again and they have a 25-lap invitational.
The DIRT Super Series has a stop at the Sharon (Ohio) Speedway, Thursday night.
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